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  • 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid

    We first saw the 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid back at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show but at the time Audi was short on details and coy about when the car might be launched. We can now confirm that the A8 Hybrid is set for sale in Europe next year, complete with its four-cylinder and electric motor hybrid combo and gas mileage of 36.75 mpg (European combined cycle figure stated). Remember, the A8 is a full-size luxury sedan and in hybrid guise delivers a healthy 245 horsepower and 345 pound-feet of torque. CO2 emissions are 238.18 grams per mile. Audi has gone with a parallel hybrid setup for the A8...

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    Audi, BMW and Volvo Take Ward's Auto Interior Awards

    We all go ga-ga over a car's sheetmetal when we first see it. But when you stop to think about it, a car's exterior styling isn't really the most important thing. With the exception of die-hard ghost riders, you'll spend a lot more time inside your car, rather than outside it, when you're on the...

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    Audi Rolls Out A8 With LTE Broadband Internet In New ‘Audi Connect’ Initiative

    Audi has fired off its latest offensive in the world of automotive mobile technology, revealing this week its new A8 flagship sedan fitted with a broadband Internet connection. While this is nothing special, the connection is based on the newer LTE mobile connectivity standard. Developed in...

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    Audi A8 To Get 4G LTE Broadband

    It's no secret that cars are getting more connected every day. Since GM introduced OnStar more than a decade ago, the way that modern vehicles communicate with the world around them has gotten more and more sophisticated. So it's no surprise that Audi will be introducing the next-generation of...

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    Video: Audi Taps Kenny G (Figuratively Speaking)

    Not so long ago, Kenny G was a major threat to the civilized world. Sleepy, innocuous notes rolled out of his saxophone and onto the world's airwaves, lulling us all into a false sense of comfort and security. Things could've gone terribly wrong, but Kenny's unearthly talent was, in fact, his own...

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    Video: Audi Super Bowl Commercial Says Goodnight To S-Class

    There's nothing wrong with a little friendly ribbing, but Audi has been known to get right up in BMW's and Mercedes' faces with its ad campaigns. The latest, a 60-second spot for the Super Bowl, does it artfully, if less obviously. Based on the 1947 children's book Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise...

  • 2011 Audi A8

    Audi has released a new commercial for the all-new 2011 Audi A8, taking on "old luxury and all of your wares" with a twist on the classic bedtime story, "Goodnight Moon." When it comes to German luxury sedans, Audi is widely regarded by reviewers as the smartest kid in the class. But despite its technical prowess, highest-end features and the outstanding driving capability it builds into its vehicles, some luxury car aficionados still believe there's a prestige deficit between Audi and its German rivals, BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Audi sort of embraces this in its advertising by proclaiming...

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    2011 Audi A8: The Cure for Boredom

    What is a cure? The term seems to have a variety of associations including the solution to an epidemic--or the name for a classic English rock band. However the new Audi A8 seems to offer a new definition the solution to boredom. Whether it is the average consumer or auto-enthusiast, we have all...

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    2011 Audi A8 Priced From $78,050

    Audi has announced prices for its new 2011 A8 flagship luxury sedan, which has just hit showrooms and will be followed by the long-wheelbase A8 L variant next month. Pricing for the new 2011 Audi A8 starts at $78,050 (excluding $875 destination and dealer charges). For the money, customers get a...

  • Audi and Google Team-up for a Winning Combination: 2011 Audi A8 Plus Google Earth

    After acquiring Keyhole, Inc. and its EarthViewer 3D technology in 2004, Google launched Google Earth a year later. The product functions as an interactive map of the Earth by superimposing satellite imagery and aerial photography on top of a three-dimensional model of our planet. In fact, Google...

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    Audi A8 Goes Wireless

    A new option has appeared on the A8 option list. It's a wireless Internet connection provided by a WLAN  hot-spot installed in the car, which is capable of managing up to eight connections at a time from iPads, notebooks and netbooks. The connection is protected via the WPA2 encryption standard...

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    2010 Beijing Auto Show: 2011 Audi A8 L

    At the 2010 Beijing Auto Show, Audi unearthed its long wheelbase version of the new 2011 Audi A8. Although it’s still short of its main competitors (pun intended), the BMW 7-Series and Mercedes-Benz S Series, it gets Audi’s foot in the door. The long wheelbase A8 L’s reveal at the...

  • 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid live in Geneva. Photos © United Pictures, Int'l.

    The 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid is Audi's first foray into large-car hybrid drive, and it's a solid one, promising a balance of performance and lower emissions. Unlike the latest spate of luxury hybrids, the performance emphasis is on the combustion engine, rather than the hybrid system, however. It's not ultra-green, with CO2 emissions of 231.75 grams per mile, but it's not terrible, either--that figure is about 40 percent higher than a Toyota Prius. When you consider the A8 Hybrid is a full-size executive sedan with 245 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, that figure's not bad at all. The low...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show Preview: 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid

    The new 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid will be available from late 2011.

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    Audi Looking For Image Boost With Higher Sales Of Premium Models

    In Europe Audi is one of the leading luxury brands but in the U.S. its sales are still lagging behind rivals like Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Lexus. Last year Audi sold just 82,716 vehicles in the U.S. while its rivals managed to rack up more than double that figure. In an effort to catch up as well as...

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    2010 Geneva Motor Show Debut For Audi A8 Hybrid

    Both of its closest rivals are on the verge of launching hybrid versions of their flagship sedans but for German luxury automaker Audi and its A8, a hybrid model is still some months away. Speaking with reporters at this week’s 2010 Detroit Auto Show, Audi chief Rupert Stadler revealed that a...

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    Audi Brings Google to the 2011 A8

    When the 2011 Audi A8 hits showrooms next year, it's bringing everyone's favorite SEO slavedriver to the party: Google. Audi says it's integrating various Google services into the new A8's MultiMedia Interface (MMI) with the introduction of the new A8, which we revealed for you two weeks ago live...

  • Audi and Infiniti Debut New Vehicles on Facebook

    A lot is going on when it's Auto Show week. With the Los Angeles Auto Show in full swing, automakers were looking for ways to involve those who couldn't visit the land of swimmin' pools and movie stars. Audi and Infiniti decided to bring their reveal events online to the popular social networking...

  • 2011 Audi A8

    The new S8 will be a very important model in the automaker’s lineup as it will influence the design of future performance models wearing the four-ring logo.

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    2011 Audi A8 Preview

    The 2011 Audi A8 is due to be unveiled tonight at 6:30 p.m. Eastern in Miami.

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    Video: 2011 Audi A8 Teased Ahead Of November 30 Reveal

    The 2011 Audi A8 will be revealed for the first time on November 30 in Miami.

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    Spy Shots: 2011 Audi A8 Hits The 'Ring

    The next-generation Audi A8 is expected to make its debut in the second half of next year as a 2011 model.

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    Audi Posts 26% U.S. Sales Gain, Plans Bumper 2010

    Audi has an ambitious of goal of selling more than 1.5 million vehicles by the middle of the next decade.

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    Report: Next Audi A8 to get handwriting recognition

    Windows Mobile devices have been doing it for years. Palm devices for even longer. So why haven't high-end luxury cars offered handwriting recognition as a standard feature yet? That question may soon be answered - whether for the good or the bad - with the next-gen Audi A8. Set for a debut at the...

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